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The Behavioural Science Blog in 2010

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The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2010. That’s about 24 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 8 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 58 posts. There were 9 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 868kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 5th with 131 views. The most popular post that day was Unconscious perceptual processes.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for behavioural science, heterotypic continuity, behavioral science, behaviour science, and behavioural sciences.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Unconscious perceptual processes February 2009


Heterotypic Continuity & Comorbidity October 2008


How do biases affect decision making in mental health? October 2009


Can People who lack Self-Regulation Skills still have Satisfying and Well-functioning Relationships? June 2008


Ego Depletion & Executive Functioning October 2007
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Written by Martin Metzmacher

January 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Dan Ariely: It’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes)

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Dan Ariely is a behavioural economist. He studies irrationality and tries to understand why humans act as they do act. In this video he focuses on the role of morality. In some clever studies he looks at why we think that it’s OK to cheat and steal (sometimes).

Written by Martin Metzmacher

April 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

Dan Fitzgerald about fMRI – Video interview

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This is a Behavioural Science Video Interview with Daniel Fitzgerald about fMRI

fMRI Video Interview #1

  • Introduction
  • What is fMRI?
  • fMRI Research
  • fMRI Method
  • fMRI Signal
  • The Salmon
  • Corrections & Thresholds
  • The Black Box
  • The Press

fMRI Video Interview #2

  • fMRI & Behaviour
  • Understanding Behaviour
  • Getting Started
  • Use of fMRI
  • Future of fMRI
  • Brain Pacemakers

Written by Martin Metzmacher

February 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm